Cassava collection made easy in Mansa

Cassava collection made easy in Mansa

Zambia Breweries has received a shot in the arm from Musika, the non-profit organisation stimulating private sector investments across the country.

Two trucks under a grant scheme were offered to the brewery company to boost cassava supply chain in Mansa.

The vehicles will transport cassava sourced through GroAfrica from farmers to depots.

Chris Nicolle Zambian Breweries’ Agricultural Manager revealed the deal was sealed following lengthy discussions with Musika, highlighting that the expectation is to improve transportation of cassava.

The arrangement is part of the cassava project aimed at promoting commercialisation of the crop in Mansa by providing a reliable market, encouraging farmers to cultivate more.

“Zambian Breweries has received two new utility vehicles that will go a long way to boosting the supply of cassava, as well as supporting small-scale farmers based in Mansa,” Nicolle said.

Musika believes the initiative has potential to ease challenges in transporting cassava from aggregated points to depots and alleviate farmers out of poverty.

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